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  • Bulldogs win 1 of 4 games

    CANNELTON - Cannelton had just two hits but made the most of them to beat Whitesville Trinity 2-1 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Tuesday.

    The Bulldogs scored both their runs in the third inning, when they had just one hit.

    Justin Dooley drew a leadoff walk, advanced to second base on a balk, and scored on Cody Lawalin's single.

    Lawalin scored on an error by the first baseman, with the ball going into right field.

    Stephen Lane pitched a four-hitter for the win in the five-inning game. He walked none and struck out five.

  • PC falls to Rebels, Rangers

    ELIZABETH - South Central scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to hold off Perry Central 9-5 in girls softball Saturday.

    The Commodores, who had been shut out in their previous three games, had their most productive offense of the season, amassing five hits.

    Hilarie Hahus went 2 for 4 with a double to lead the Commodores. She drove in two runs.

    Abby Preher was sidelined with a wrist injury so Cassie Wilgus pitched her first varsity game for the Commodores. She struck out two and walked five.

  • Perry Central boys win TC invitational

    TELL CITY - Nick Huber won four events to lead Perry Central to first place in the Marksmen Invitational boys track meet Saturday.

    Perry Central won the seven-team meet with 109 points, one more than runner-up Forest Park, to raise its season record to 15-0. Tell City finished fourth with 61 points.

    Huber won the high jump by clearing 6 feet, 3 inches and took both hurdles races. He ran the 110-meter high hurdles in 14.57 seconds, breaking his own school record, and the 300 intermediate hurdles in 40.46.

  • TC boys pommel Rebels

    REO - Dalton Sweeney won two individual events and two relays as Tell City trounced South Spencer 86-37 in boys track Tuesday.

    Sweeney won the 1600-meter run in 4:43 and the 800 in 2:04.5.

    He teamed with Greg Hollinden, Spencer Sandage and Jordan Alvey to win the 3200 relay in 9:25.75.

    Sweeney, Patrick Swayne, Zach Avallone and Kyle Kessinger won the 1600 relay in 3:39.96.

    "Dalton ran easily his best meet of the year," said Tell City Coach Chris Hollinden. "That kind of surprised me because we've had so many meets lately I thought he'd have tired legs."

  • Ricker, Titans blast Tell City

    TELL CITY - Roman Ricker hit three home runs as Gibson Southern defeated Tell City 11-4 in PAC baseball Saturday.

    Four errors also hurt Tell City.

    A walk and an error on a dropped ball at first base set up a three-run homer by Ricker in the first inning.

    He added a solo shot in the third inning and a two-run homer in the fourth, though Tell City assistant coach Mark Wahl said those last two were aided by a strong wind blowing out to left field.

    Tell City scored all four of its runs in the fifth inning, which was highlighted by Evan Rothgerber's two-run double.

  • PC wins 1 of 3 games

    DUBOIS - Perry Central's baseball team hit three home runs as it beat Barr-Reeve 12-2 in the Northeast Dubois Classic Saturday.

    Bo Gibson hit a two-run shot in the first inning, Clint Schank hit a solo shot in the fourth inning, and Wes Linette added a three-run blast later that inning.

    The Commodores' 10-hit attack also included two doubles by Austin Hauser, who drove in two runs. Gibson and Linette each drove in three.

    Perry Central batters did not strike out at all in the six-inning game.

  • Perry Central second, TC third in girls meet

    TELL CITY - Perry Central won only one event but used its depth to place second in the seven-team Marksmen Invitational girls track meet Saturday.

    Forest Park won with 140 points and Perry Central scored 113.

    Tell City, which won four events, placed third with 87 points.

    Perry Central's Jessica Huber won the 300-meter low hurdles in 51.78 seconds and placed second in the 100 intermediate hurdles in 16.78, just six-hundredths of a second behind winner Karla Knust of Forest Park.

    Tell City junior Tiffany Davis won the 1600 run in 5:47.50 and the 3200 in 12:36.41.

  • Commissioners OK added military-leave benefits for workers

    TELL CITY - County commissioners approved in a regular meeting April 7 changes in the county-employee handbook that will incorporate recent changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act.

    The National Defense Authorization Act for 2008 entitles eligible employees to up to 12 work weeks of unpaid leave for "any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that a spouse, son, daughter or parent of the employee is on active (military) duty," according to information provided by Auditor Connie Berger.

  • Works board wants say on where city officers can moonlight

    TELL CITY - A resolution adopted last week gives the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety the power to review second jobs held by police officers. Officers could be forced to give up outside employment that poses conflicts of interest with the department or city.

    The city's employee handbook, adopted in 2004, addresses outside employment for certain employees but Mayor Barbara Ewing said the resolution clarifies that the works board, which oversees police-department policies, has the power to restrict officers from working jobs that could pose a conflict.

  • County-office hopefuls lay out priorities

    Editor's Note: The News is continuing to profile candidates seeking their party's nominations in the May 6 primary. This story looks at uncontested candidates for county recorder, council and surveyor.

    TELL CITY - One Democrat and three Republicans will be unchallenged in the May primary, and all but one of them introduced themselves to people attending a candidates forum April 8 at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

    Jane James